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Willis Sails: World class sailmakers

There’s a lot at stake when you choose a sailmaker. The performance and safety of your boat rely heavily on your sails. So too does your ability to sail further, faster and for longer. Investing in well designed sails, built by a skilled and experienced sailmaker, will ensure you get the most out of your boat, and your budget.

For the last three decades, Willis Sails has been building fast sails that last for cruisers and racers. When Simon Willis started making sails in the Bay of Islands in 1983, he ran a loft where quality of workmanship came first, and every customer was as important as the next. It was this way of working that earned Willis Sails its reputation as one of the world’s top sailmakers.

Today, we continue to build some of the world’s best cruising and racing sails, for customers in New Zealand and around the world. Our fully qualified sailmakers use the latest sailmaking technology to design and build all our sails in house. And our reputation for building long-lasting sails continues to speak for itself.

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Got a sail that needs repairs, or old sails that just aren’t performing like they used to?
You might not need to buy new sails just yet. Bring your old sails in to us for expert advice on their condition, and a high quality sail repair and re-cutting service.

Craig Partridge, New zealand
'M1' (Ross 45)

"Our upwind membrane sails and downwind sails are great. They are easy to trim, fast and they last. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my sails"

Chris Saint, United Kingdom
'Halo' (Halberg Rassey 42)

"We purchased a Willis Sails cruising main and roller furling genoa while in NZ half way through our circumnavigation. They performed flawlessly for the second half of our trip back to the UK and required no repairs at all. I would highly recommend Willis Sails for cruising sails."

Georges Wach, New Caledonia
'Young Gun' (Young 88)

"I have a complete set of race sails from Willis Sails. They have improved my boatspeed considerably. I have found them easy to get the best out of and would recommend Willis Sails to anyone."

Mike Carere, New zealand
'Gungha II' Charters (Birdsall 60)

"Our sails do 15,000 miles every year in all conditions, day in, day out, and they have stood up to that hard service exceptionally, as well as having good shape and performance."